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What does COVID-19 mean for Ukraine’s frontlines?

Commentary / June 17, 2020
President Volodymyr Zelensky and his government in Ukraine face two fundamental challenges: ending the conflict with Russia and implementing domestic reform. Overcoming these challenges appeared hard...

Visualizing the Essential: Mexicans in the U.S. Agricultural Workforce

Blog / June 16, 2020
During multiple periods of economic crisis, the U.S. economy has depended on Mexican labor.
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APARC Announces Diversity Grant to Support Underrepresented Minority Students Interested in Contemporary Asia

News / June 16, 2020
To encourage Stanford students from underrepresented minorities to engage in study and research of topics related to contemporary Asia, the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center is offering a new...

Mask Diplomacy: Chinese Narratives in the COVID Era

Blog / June 16, 2020
China has been shipping medical supplies to countries battling the coronavirus pandemic, an effort dubbed “mask diplomacy.” It remains to be seen if China will be able to tailor its messages...

What Protests For Racial Justice Tell Us About U.S. Democracy

News / June 16, 2020
American democracy is facing its most serious challenge in decades, says Larry Diamond on the World Class Podcast. But there are signs of hope.
Brightly colored ribbons tied to fences around Imjingak Village in the DMZ on the North Korean Border.

Koret Conference Convenes Virtually to Discuss Human Rights Crisis in North Korea

News / June 16, 2020
Amid escalating inter-Korean tension and increasing economic and social strain on North Koreans in the era of COVID-19, the importance of keeping international attention on the DRPK’s human rights...

Stanford Works With California Prisons to Test and Prevent COVID-19

News / June 16, 2020
A $1 million gift from the Horowitz Family Foundation allows Stanford researchers to work on reducing the spread of COVID-19 among the incarcerated and inform mitigation strategies in other high-...

Analysis of June 2020 Twitter takedowns linked to China, Russia and Turkey

Blog / June 11, 2020
On June 3, 2020 Twitter shared with the Stanford Internet Observatory three distinct takedown datasets from China, Turkey and Russia. In this post and in the attached white papers on the China and...
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Robots May Be the Right Prescription for Struggling Nursing Homes

Q&A / June 11, 2020
Karen Eggleston and Yong Suk Lee speak to the Oliver Wyman Forum on how robotics and advancing technologies are helping staff in Japanese nursing homes provide better and safer care to their patients...

Coronavirus Could Make America’s Gun Problem Even Deadlier

Commentary / June 11, 2020
Several myths cloud public understanding of the connection between guns and suicide. Perhaps the most pernicious is the idea that people who really want to end their lives will find a way to do it,...
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Governments Aren’t Yet Serious About AI’s Risk to Human Rights

Blog / June 11, 2020
In the rush to develop national strategies on artificial intelligence, a new report finds, most governments pay lip service to civil liberties.

New Research from the Poverty, Violence, and Governance Lab Examines Police Brutality

News / June 10, 2020
For the last 10 years, a team of social scientists at the Poverty, Violence, and Governance (PovGov) lab at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) have been developing action-...

Statement of Solidarity from CISAC

Commentary / June 9, 2020

Virality Project (Russia): Penguins and Protests

Blog / June 9, 2020
As the coronavirus pandemic spread around the world, RT’s English-language branches worked to undermine lockdown measures in Western countries while extolling the Russian and Chinese governments’...

The Iranian Revolution

News / June 9, 2020
Last year, the Iranian Revolution of 1979 marked its 40th anniversary. In SPICE’s newest Scholars Corner video offering, “The Iranian Revolution,” Professor Abbas Milani discusses Iran and the...

Amr Adly Explains Market-Making Failure in Egypt [VIDEO]

News / June 9, 2020

In a webinar dated June 8, 2020, American University in Cairo Scholar Amr Adly presented findings from his new book Cleft Capitalism: The Social Origins of Failed Market Making in Egypt (Stanford University Press, 2020). Egypt has undergone significant economic liberalization under the auspices of the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, USAID, and the European Commission. Yet after more than four decades of economic reform, the Egyptian economy still fails to meet popular expectations for inclusive growth, better standards of living, and high-quality employment.

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MIP Feature Friday: Kyle Van Rensselaer

Blog / June 5, 2020
Kyle is a student in the Ford Dorsey Master’s in International Policy (MIP) program specializing in governance and development. Kyle earned his bachelor’s degree in international relations at...
Portrait of Young Kyung Do, Winner of the 2020 Rothman Epidemiology Prize

Asia Health Policy Program Alum Wins Rothman Epidemiology Prize

News / June 4, 2020
Dr. Young Kyung Do, an expert in health policy and management at the Seoul National University College of Healthy Policy and the inaugural postdoctoral fellow in Asia health policy at APARC, has been...

Online Misinformation about Vaccines

News / June 3, 2020
In the June 2020 Sabin-Aspen Vaccine Science Policy Report, "Meeting the Challenge of Vaccination Hesitancy," Stanford Internet Observatory research manager Renée DiResta and First Draft...
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Strategy in the South China Sea

Commentary / June 3, 2020
Donald K. Emmerson analyzes China’s tactics in the South China Sea and how the countries of Southeast Asia are reacting to the tensions in the disputed waterway.

Digital Street Conflict

Blog / June 3, 2020
A survey of spam, state and covert activities in the U.S. during domestic unrest.

Owning Handgun Associated With Dramatically Higher Risk of Suicide

News / June 3, 2020
Men who own handguns are eight times more likely to die of suicide by handgun than men who don’t have one — and women who own handguns are 35 times more likely than women who don’t, according to...

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